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A guide to natural areas of southern Indiana - 119 unique places to explore A guide to natural areas of southern Indiana - 119 unique places to explore

May 2, 2016
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?

"People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you're less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of t

Apr 29, 2016
Au natural - ruminations on nature Au natural - ruminations on nature

Lucille J. Bertuccio was a naturalist residing in Brooklyn, New York, Hopewell, New Jersey, and Bloomington, Indiana. The book is composed of articles written for "The Ryder : Arts, Entertainment and Popular Culture Magazine" in Bloomington Indiana during the years 1994 and 2006.

Apr 27, 2016
Beyond biocentrism - rethinking time, space, consciousness, and the illusion of death Beyond biocentrism - rethinking time, space, consciousness, and the illusion of death

May 2, 2016
Biocentrism - how life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe Biocentrism - how life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe

Apr 28, 2016
Cheats and deceits - how animals and plants exploit and mislead Cheats and deceits - how animals and plants exploit and mislead

Apr 28, 2016
Following the wild bees - the craft and science of bee hunting Following the wild bees - the craft and science of bee hunting

May 2, 2016
New Horizons - rediscovering Pluto New Horizons - rediscovering Pluto

May 2, 2016
Remarkable trees of the world Remarkable trees of the world

A landmark volume celebrating the most remarkable trees on our planet. The Spirit of nineteenth-century exploration lives in British historian Thomas Pakenham, who has spent the last decade investigating the lives of the world's most dramatic trees, many of which are in danger of destruction. After the worldwide success of his previous work, Meetings with Remarkable Trees -- a stunning collection of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their unusually stron

Apr 28, 2016
Sibley birds East - field guide to birds of eastern North America Sibley birds East - field guide to birds of eastern North America

"Covering North American species east of the Rocky Mountains, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--Front flap.

May 2, 2016
Sibley birds west - field guide to birds of western North America Sibley birds west - field guide to birds of western North America

"Covering North American species of the Rocky Mountains and west, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--Front flap.

May 2, 2016
Silent sparks - the wondrous world of fireflies Silent sparks - the wondrous world of fireflies

Apr 28, 2016
The bee book The bee book

"Discover the wonder of bees and how to protect them for generations to come"--

Apr 29, 2016
The history of chemistry - a very short introduction The history of chemistry - a very short introduction

May 2, 2016
The rarest bird in the world - the search for the Nechisar nightjar The rarest bird in the world - the search for the Nechisar nightjar

"In 1990, a group of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar in Ethiopia. On that expedition, they collected more than two dozen specimens and saw more than three hundred species of birds plus a plethora of rare butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals, and plants. As they were gathering up their findings, a wing of an unidentified bird was packed into a brown paper bag. It was to become the most famous wing in the world. This wing would set the world of science aflutter. Exper

Apr 26, 2016
The universe in your hand - a journey through space, time, and beyond The universe in your hand - a journey through space, time, and beyond

"Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of

Apr 28, 2016